Wasilla man charged with killing wife

    Wasilla, Alaska (KINY) A 38- year old man was arraigned Wednesday on charges he killed his wife.

    KTVA news reported that Anthony Smith attempted to make a plea in the hearing but was stopped by his public defender.  If convicted of killing Amy Smith, 37, he faces up to 99 years behind bars.

    The victim was found dead at home in Big Lake on Monday.  Alaska State Troopers said they responded to the home earlier and are reviewing those investigations.  One such visit came on the day the woman died at 2:18 am.  Three hours later Troopers and emergency medical providers returned to the home and found the woman receiving CPR.

    Authorities have yet to release the cause of death.  Smith was held at the Palmer Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond.


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